WAYNE, Pa., Aug. 20 Forty-nine companies have submitted more than 80 spine technologies for consideration of a 2009 Spine Technology Award. The entry deadline was August 15. Any company that produces products for use in spine surgery was eligible to enter.
The Spine Technology Awards are the first of their kind and are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary and innovative spine surgery products and the engineering teams and inventors who create them.
Surgeons at the event will judge each technology on originality, clinical relevance, and the likelihood that it will improve current standards of care. Entries with the most surgeon votes will receive 2009 Spine Technology Awards during the gala banquet on November 9, 2009, at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco.
The Spine Technology Awards are being presented by Orthopedics This Week, the premier online orthopedics newsletter, as a way to recognize the great talents and contributions of spine technology engineers and surgeon-inventors. For information on attending the gala banquet in San Francisco, contact Lisa Carpenter (email@example.com) or Tom Bishow (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Companies submitting entries include: Advanced Biologics LLC Mazor Surgical Technologies Ltd. Alpha Med-Surge, Inc. Medicrea Alpha Orthopaedics Inc. Nemaris LLC Alphatech Spine, Inc. NovaSurgical, LLC Amedica Corporation NuTech Medical Applied Spine NuVasive, Inc. ArthroCare Spine Ouroburos Medical Aspen Medical Products, Inc. Paradigm Spine, LLC Axial Biotech, Inc. Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc. Bacterin Spinal Elements, Inc. Biomet, Inc. Spinal Kinetics, Inc. BTE Technologies, Inc. Spine Wave, Inc. Covidien Spine21 CrossCurrent Inc. SpineFrontier(TM), Inc. Custom Spine, Inc. SpineMatrix, Inc. DePuy Spine, Inc. Spinus DFine, Inc. Tekmed LP Disc Motion Technologies TranS1, Inc. DSM PTG (DSM Biomedical) US Spine Facet Solutions, Inc. Vertebral Technologies, Inc. iMDS VertiFlex Inc. Integra (Theken) Spine Vexim Invibio, Inc. WW Technology K2M, Inc. X-Spine LDR Spine
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